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Woman accused of setting Lansing fire that killed 3

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Published: Sep. 20, 2020 at 2:43 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of setting a fire that killed her boyfriend’s mother and two boys sent a threatening text message just before the blaze in Lansing.

Abbieana Williams is charged with murder and arson in the Sept. 3 deaths of Melissa Westen and two grandchildren, ages 8 and 4. Police say Williams told others that she was mad at her boyfriend because she suspected he was cheating on her. Police say Williams sent her boyfriend a text that said, “I hope your mom likes being burned alive.”

Williams' mother says her daughter isn’t violent. Williams wants to take a lie detector test.

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